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Young duo sign first professional contracts

23 June 2021

Club News

Young duo sign first professional contracts

23 June 2021

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce that defenders Danny Coogan and Joe Foulkes have today put pen-to-paper on their first professional contracts.

Coogan, 19, and Foulkes, who celebrates his 18th birthday today, are both yet to make a first team appearance for the Saddlers but the latter has put in a number of eye catching performances for the Under 18s.

The pair have both expressed their delight at signing their first pro-contract with the club and they’re now both looking forward beginning pre-season training and kicking on under Head Coach Matt Taylor. 

“I’m really excited, I’m really happy and I can’t wait to kick on now,” said Coogan. “I’m really excited to work with the Head Coach. 

“I’m a powerful player, I’m quick and I’m good on the ball. I have plenty of desire and I will always put 110% into every game and into everything I do. I think my desire is the best part of my game.”

Foulkes was also proud to have earned his first professional deal. 

"This is a big accomplishment for me," said Foulkes. "I have been working so hard over the last 10 years or so at the club to maximise my chances of signing a pro contract and I am over the moon. 

"I have got a great relationship with a lot of the lads who are at the training ground and I am really good mates with them and they have all made me feel really welcome as a young player so to spent a better amount of time with them up there would be great."

Coogan has signed a short-term contract with the club, whilst Foulkes has signed a one-year deal. 

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